BOS - Online Surveys

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Customising your survey’s appearance

This page explains how to change the look of your survey by:

  • Changing its theme (colour scheme).
  • Adding a logo.
  • Adding a background image.

To access these options, go to the Design tab of your survey and click on appearance iconSurvey appearance in the left-hand menu.

Themes

You can choose from 16 different themes for your survey.  The survey theme determines what font, font size and font colour will be used for your survey.  Some themes have different background colours and/or images.

Most themes are fixed width, which means that the survey is contained within a fixed space in the centre of the screen.  Some of the themes are fluid width, which means that the survey makes use of the full width of the respondent’s screen.

You may wish to use a fluid width theme if:

  • Your survey contains tables with many columns.
  • Your question text is very long.
  • Your survey is likely to be completed by respondents using mobile devices with small screens.

To change your survey’s theme:

  1. Select your choice of theme from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Check how the theme looks by clicking preview survey icon Preview survey in the left-hand menu.

Logos

The survey logo is displayed at the top left of every survey page.

Administrators are able to upload “account” logos, which are available for use on all surveys.  If one or more account logos have been uploaded, these will appear in the Logo & background section of the appearance icon Survey appearance page.

You can make use of any of the available account logos or you can upload your own survey logo.

You can only have one survey logo.  If you wish to display multiple logos on your survey, you will need to combine the logos (using image editing software) so that they are all contained within one image file.

To make use of an existing logo:

  1. Select the desired logo by clicking the radio button next to it.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Check how the logo looks by clicking preview survey icon Preview survey in the left-hand menu.

To upload a new logo:

  1. Click on Upload new logo.
  2. Click on Browse….
  3. In the pop-up window, navigate to the folder on your computer which contains the image file you wish to use as the logo. Select the image and click Open.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. Select your logo by clicking the radio button next to it, and click Save.
  6. Check how the logo looks by clicking preview survey icon Preview survey in the left-hand menu.
  7. To change the logo, follow steps 1-4 above.  This will replace the existing survey logo.

To remove the logo from your survey:

  1. Click on No logo.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Check the logo is no longer applied by clicking preview survey icon Preview survey in the left-hand menu.

Backgrounds

The survey background is visible if you have chosen a fixed width theme that does not already have a background image, and/or if your survey pages are short and there is space available at the bottom of the screen to display the background.

Administrators are able to upload “account” backgrounds, which are available for use on all surveys.  If one or more account backgrounds have been uploaded, these will appear in the Logo & background section of the appearance icon Survey appearance page.

You can make use of any of the available account backgrounds or you can upload your own survey background.

You can only have one survey background.

To make use of an existing background:

  1. Select the desired background by clicking the radio button next to it.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Check how the background looks by clicking preview survey icon Preview survey in the left-hand menu.

To upload a new background image:

  1. Click on Upload new background.
  2. Click on Browse….
  3. In the pop-up window, navigate to the folder on your computer which contains the image file you wish to use as your survey’s background. Select the image and click Open.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. Select your image and click Save.
  6. Check how the background looks by clicking preview survey icon Preview survey in the left-hand menu.
  7. To change the background image, follow steps 1-4 above.  This will replace the existing survey background.

To remove the background from your survey:

  1. Click on No background.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Check the background is no longer applied by clicking preview survey icon Preview survey in the left-hand menu.